CORPORATE CLIMATE ACTION

Measure, reduce and offset your climate impact

We offer a wide range of services to guide your company on its climate and sustainability journey, from buying carbon credits, to reducing and mapping your environmental impact. Our offering is fully in line with your business priorities. Most importantly, they will help you compete and prosper in a low-carbon world.

Our products and solutions range from carbon footprinting and emission reduction strategies to sustainability roadmaps. In addition, we also offer carbon credits advisory, carbon tax consulting. Finally, we offer sustainability marketing services. These and other solutions will help you become a true corporate climate action leader in South Africa. Most importantly, it will help preserve our planet and empower vulnerable people.

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT:

Silvana Claassen | Sr. Carbon Advisor

Silvana assists businesses and organisations in measuring, reducing and offsetting their carbon emissions. As a result, she helps them become climate leaders.

Discover our climate action solutions:

CARBON FOOTPRINT


Evaluating the main sources of carbon emissions of your business is the starting point for your carbon management programme. Like a doctor measuring a patient’s pulse, establishing a baseline carbon footprint provides a valuable indicator of possible areas of where your business can improve. A carbon footprint is required by all South African companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, as well as for companies that fall under the South African Mandatory GHG Reporting Legislation. A carbon footprint will also help you understand whether or not you are liable to pay carbon tax. 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A CARBON FOOTPRINT?


  • Continuous monitoring: a carbon footprint allows you to monitor your climate strategy and make adjustments to continue to improve your carbon footprint.
  • Cost savings: You can identify carbon emission hotspots across your business. Remember, emission reductions also mean saving money. (The less electricity you're using, the more money you're saving).
  • Becoming climate neutral: a carbon footprint is the first step to become a climate neutral organisation.
  • Map out an internal carbon price: Your current carbon footprint defines the internal carbon cost to your organisation. Reducing the footprint, reduces the cost. An internal carbon price is also used as a parameter to manage risks of future investments.
  • Become a sustainable business brand: Our footprinting software solution CO2management allows you to set up a standardised monitoring system to improve your score at reporting standards such as the CDP. Higher scoring increases your reputation and profile as a sustainable business.

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Knowing your carbon footprint is important as it is the starting point for developing an effective corporate climate change strategy. DOWNLOAD FACTSHEET

CO2MANAGEMENT


CO2management is our proprietary Greenhouse Gas accounting tool that puts you in the driving seat to effectively measure and monitor your organisation’s carbon emissions.

CO2management enables you to easily calculate your carbon footprint: all you need is to define your scope boundaries. You then feed the CO2management database with your monthly, quarterly or annual data for electricity, transportation, processes etc. Once you entered your data, the tool automatically generates a carbon footprint report following the GHG Protocol standard.

By using CO2management continuously, you can track your carbon performance over time and identify emission hot spots sooner rather than later.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING CO2MANAGEMENT?


  • Develop transparent and comparable GHG inventories in accordance with the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard
  • Recognise and manage carbon risks
  • Increase resource productivity and energy efficiency
  • Convert your company's energy usage into climate impact by feeding the tool with annual data for heating, electricity, transport etc.
  • Create a report and compare data between units and companies over time.
  • Use data generated by the tool for CDP or GRI reporting

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Spend your time on realising your climate goals, not paperwork – choose CO2management.

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CDP SERVICES


CDP runs a global disclosure system that assesses corporates and cities which voluntarily disclose against questionnaires relating to Climate Change, Water, Forests and Supply Chains.

The organisation works on behalf of 872 investors representing US$100 trillion in assets, and around a third of the world’s invested capital. The disclosure scores published by CDP allow these investors to see that companies are incorporating sustainability into their business strategy and practices, so that they can assess the climate change risk in their investment portfolios. Investors now more than ever, want to know their money is backing companies who will be there in the long term. Your business may choose or be asked by stakeholders to disclose to CDP.

In 2018, over 7,000 companies disclosed to CDP, an increase of 11% on the previous year. Reporting companies now represent over 50% of global market capitalisation which indicates the growing importance of corporate sustainability and the increasing demand of stakeholders and investors for climate and sustainability transparency.

WHY SHOULD YOUR COMPANY DISCLOSE?

In recognizing the tangible business benefits of disclosure and action, companies are raising their ambitions and taking meaningful steps to address climate change, deforestation and water security. This ensures their long-term sustainability and profitability, as well as equipping them to respond to regulatory and policy changes, such as the Paris Agreement.

  • 87% of companies responding to CDP identified business opportunities and are taking action to address climate risks.
  • 67% higher return on equity for companies that respond to CDP than their non-responding peers.
  • US$ 53 bn worth of savings identified by companies responding to the CDP climate change program
  • 80% increase in number of companies driving water action into their supply chains.
  • 73% of companies responding to CDP identified business opportunities and taking action to address water risks.

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Environmental disclosure makes sound business sense and now more companies than ever are disclosing to CDP.

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MAKE BUSINESS SENSE


The transition to a low-carbon economy is underway and accelerating globally. Every company in every sector will be transformed. Companies are getting on track now for low-carbon and future-proof growth by setting a science-based target.

Science-based targets provide companies with a clearly defined pathway to future-proof growth by specifying how much and how quickly they need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

What is a science-based target?

A science-based target is a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target that is in line with the level of decarbonisation required to keep global temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial temperatures, as described in the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR5).

Science-based targets help companies to:


  • Improve profitability and competitiveness, ensuring a lean and efficient company that is resilient to a
    resources-constraint future
  • Manage compliance risk by taking control of regulatory uncertainties
  • Drive innovation
  • Strengthen investor confidence and credibility as well as bolster reputation among stakeholders and customers

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CLIMATE COMMUNICATION


Why keep your company’s climate performance and impacts a secret? Organisations like yours make a difference by actively combating the adverse effects of climate change and the world should know about it!

We work with you to develop targeted and relevant marketing campaigns accompanied by verifiable statistics, graphics, and testimonials to help you tell your story in a compelling way.

Showcase your climate leadership by using our high-quality offset logos and certificates. Include these logos and certificates on your website, letterheads, packages, vehicles, products and at events – in fact anywhere your brand touches!

Climate Neutral 2018

OUR CLIMATE COMMUNICATION TOOLKIT


Whatever your marketing and communications goals are, we have the expertise and resources to help you deliver a powerful message. We empower you to demonstrate how your climate strategy has directly benefitted stakeholders by providing:

  • Compelling testimonials from those who benefit most directly from your commitments
  • Verifiable facts, statistics and figures adding to the effectiveness of your efforts
  • Photos and videos to underline the results of your solution

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Communicate your climate strategy, so you can build your brand and inspire others to take responsibility for their emissions.